Are you looking for a business that could possibly run from home? If you are, this Art of Aquaria franchise could be the ideal business for you. The franchise specialises in renting out stunning, fully serviced aquariums. It also offers ongoing aquarium maintenance packages to clients with existing aquariums.
Art of Aquaria is mainly involved in business to business transactions. Its customers include corporate offices, small to medium sized businesses, aged care facilities, the hospitality industry, residential homes and health professionals.
Customers rent the aquariums because of their aesthetic beauty and also because of the calming effect fish have on people. This franchise supplies and maintains the aquariums for a fixed monthly fee and all the client has to do is enjoy the colourful fish.
The established and growing Melbourne Art of Aquaria territory is now being offered for sale. It has over 100 existing customers and currently rents or maintains more than 120 aquariums. The rentals provide recurring income, resulting in a high level of cash flow steadiness and predictability.
On a day to day basis, you will be involved in:
- Servicing a run of client aquariums on a fixed schedule
- Loading and driving your art of aquaria van to multiple client sites
- All aspects of aquarium maintenance and fish keeping
- Aquarium water changes
- Installing and removing aquariums
- Replanting and restocking aquariums
- Managing your business
This franchise could be well suited to someone with a passion for animals. Whilst experience with fish and aquariums, or animal husbandry would be helpful, it is not essential. Full training will be provided. Also, established systems and procedures are in place, providing you with step by step guidance through each business activity.
If you have some spare space, e.g. a garage, you could operate this business from home. Alternatively, stock and supplies could be kept in a small storage unit.
For the 2018 financial year, Art of Aquaria Melbourne achieved sales of $271,000 and a return to an owner operator of $124,000, and the business is growing.
This quality business is being offered for sale at $240,000. In addition to the established customer base, the price also includes two vans for visiting and servicing customers, all of the aquariums currently out on rental, plus about $5,000 of stock.